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Short Stirling the first four-engine bomber-monoplane entered service, the RAF and received its baptism of fire during the Second world war. Moreover, unlike the Avro Lancaster, which was created initially in the form of a twin-engined bombers, the Short S. 29 Stirling from the beginning was conceived as a four-engine plane. In response to specification B. 12/36 submit bids to the company "Armstrong Whitworth", "Short Brothers" and "Supermarine". The last two has commissioned the construction of two prototypes each, but both cars "Supermarine" was destroyed during an enemy air attack even before the completion of construction, so that the "Short Brothers" stayed out of competition. the First order for 100 aircraft received the company's plant in Rochester...

Su-24 can be considered the Soviet "analogue" of the American F-111. The plane is still one of the most popular combat aircraft of the Russian air force. High combat potential of the machine is ensured by the possibility of applying a wide set of aircraft weapons. However, gradually replaced the aircraft to the troops will come new su-34. In the second half of 1950-ies of the Soviet frontal aviation began to receive new fighter-bombers su-7B, and at the beginning of the next decade was the replacement of bombers Il-28 Yak-28. The latter caused a lot of criticism from the military, also in the middle of 1960-ies a potential enemy has a new front – line bombers- 21 Dec 1964 first flight General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark, surpassing Soviet aircraft of similar...

Despite the shortcomings, the A-7A was used extensively in Vietnam. He was clumsy, he lacked power, but the aircraft could take a heavy load and had a greater range than the A-4 Skyhawk. When major General Gordon Graham, who in 1966 became the "second man" of the U.S. air force in Vietnam, he said: "I need A 7 and we need them now". the U.S. Navy approved A-7A Corsair II, followed by modification A-7B, A-7C and A-7E as the primary light attack aircraft ship-based, and the command of the U.S. air force decided to transfer to South-East Asia their A-7D, to which the name Corsair Oticeable never appropriated. The first of 4 December 1967, in the battle to take the A-7A from the naval 147th assault squadron "Argonauts" (squadron commander James hill), assigned...

In many ways very similar to their predecessors – the missile-carrying submarines and bombers – in reality class aircraft Tu-95MS armed with modern strategic cruise missiles, has far more potential and is still, along with the Tu-160 is the backbone of aviation in Russia. work on the creation of an Intercontinental aircraft carrier of nuclear weapons, capable of taking off from airfields on the territory of the USSR, to reach America, to perform a task and return back began in the design office of Andrei Tupolev back in the spring of 1950. But in the beginning it was only the carriers of nuclear bombs, and the first missile – cruise missile KH-20, KH-20M and X-22 – could not be considered strategic. However, in the early 1970-ies of the machine-building...

H-64A became in time the basis of the combat power of the army aviation of the United States. After the combat debut in Panama, helicopters were used in Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo and recently in Afghanistan. First on the Apache would be rearmed with the 7th battalion, 17th cavalry brigade at Ford hood on it since April 1986, it took 90 days. Then it was the turn of the 1st and 2nd battalions of the 6th cavalry regiment 6th cavalry brigade in September 1987, both battalions were sent to Europe, which became the first "European mission" of Apache helicopters. 38 helicopters AH-64 of these battalions in the framework of the exercise "Reforger-87" (Return of Forces to Germany) flew 725 hours. After completion of the exercise, the 1st battalion, 6th regiment remained...

Created at the end of the cold war, attack helicopter Ka-50 became the "victim" of the breakup of the Soviet Union – the funding has decreased, therefore, a unique machine has been adopted by the decree of the President of Russia, 28 August 1995. Since then, developed an export modification of the helicopter and a version of "alligator". In 1972 in the United States has been working on development of advanced attack helicopter, the result of which was the entrance into service of the armed forces of the helicopter AH-64 Apache. By the mid seventies the main Soviet combat helicopter was Mi-24 capable of assault action and to carry troops and were not "pure" attack helicopter. 16 December 1976, issues a decree about the beginning of works on creation of the...

Boeing 737 was in the 1970-1980-ies a very popular carrier. For all time operation of the basic version of the aircraft has undergone minimal changes of a Boeing 737 operated by many airlines to this day. The improvement of the aircraft was carried out to improve the power plant, and airframe did not change. on 19 February 1965 the airline "Lufthansa" connected to the Boeing 737 program, placing an order for 21 aircraft 737-100. Lufthansa will be the largest buyer of model 737-100, which "Boeing" was considered unsuccessful due to the small useful volume of the fuselage and poor economic performance. The first 737-100 (N737000) took to the air April 9, 1967, and December 15, the certificate of the FAA. On 28 December, the ship was transferred to Lufthansa...

Fast and elegant Beech Model 18 were of high efficiency and has become one of the most popular twin-engine civilian aircraft. In the postwar years it was used as a corporate, although he used to perform hundreds of the most varied jobs around the world, including the military. Despite the large number of military orders, the company "the Beech" has presented its first post-war civilian aircraft Model 18 in 1944 when the Ministry of defense has allowed some producers engaged in executing government contracts to supply its products to private customers. So there was a 7-10-seater light transport multi-purpose aircraft Model C18S, structurally close to a military C-45F/JRB-4, received the airworthiness certificate on 23 September 1944. Most C18S was a military...

One of the aircraft ATR 72-600 Swedish carrier BRA made its first flight on biofuel. on Wednesday, the ATR 72-600 Swedish airlines BRA started from the airport Stockholm-Bromma and went to Lahore. The engines of the aircraft during the flight were fed with biofuel, consisting of 45 per cent from used vegetable oil. It was the first flight on biofuel, not only for airlines but also for aircraft produced by ATR group. BRA operates flights from its hub in Stockholm-Brome in areas throughout Sweden. Used for this ATR aircraft are ideal for this, especially when flying in adverse weather conditions. The carrier pays great attention to environmental protection and started replacement 2000 more modern turboprop ATR 72-600. currently in Sweden there are numerous...

Qatar national airline Qatar Airlines announced today that after blocking a Federal judge in Washington state anti-immigrant decree of the President of Donald trump, banning the entry of citizens of seven countries, she resumes the transportation of passengers from these countries. At the Internet portal of Qatar Airlines reported that airlines will enforce new directives concerning passengers with U.S. visas. "Citizens of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen), as well as all the refugees that have a visa or residence permit (green card) will be able to go to the USA", reports a communiqué of the airline. Qatar Airways provide flight services in 15 U.S. cities, including new York, Atlanta and Chicago. A week ago the new...

The Department of defense announced the signing of a contract for the next stage of the supply of the multipurpose F-35 fighter – 10th Low Rate Initial Production (the lrip-10). Their cost will be significantly lower than those in the first batch that meets the requirements of the President of Donald trump. 90 pieces of F-35 initial operational support, the Pentagon will pay 8.5 billion dollars. This means that one unit costs to the military Department at $ 95 million, which is 7 million less than it was in the previous delivery. Due to this price reduction, American taxpayers will save nearly 730 million US dollars. Experts note that the discount relative to the price of the first set of parties is even greater than that demanded from the managers of...

Metal is a popular building material used in roofing in the construction of private houses, cottages, pavilions and other buildings as the private sector, and in small buildings. High performance, long service life and reasonable price make the metal the preferred choice of high-quality coatings for lining roofs under construction objects. Metal roofing made from thin steel sheets with copper or aluminum coating. High strength, carrotsticks, light weight and attractive appearance of this construction material allows to erect houses and business premises, covering the roof is durable, inexpensive and attractive facing material. How much metal can be found on the website of the manufacturer, a wide selection of high-quality coatings of all shapes and colors...

The erythrocyte – metric studied during the clinical analysis of blood. In a healthy person the value of ESR is 1-10 (men) or 2-15 (women) millimeters per hour. The deviation from the norm may indicate the presence of inflammation in the body. Clinical analysis of blood in Domodedovo http://www.xn--ctbajeob8aen.xn--p1ai/services/obshchiy_analiz_krovi/obshchiy_analiz_krovi/ or other city can be held both on prescription and as a preventive measure. as indicated by ESR the study lasts an hour. A drop of blood is mixed with anticoagulant, which prevents it from clotting, and placed in a special tube-capillary. Under the influence of gravity blood cells go down. After sixty minutes, determined by the height of the column of plasma. Thus, the analysis is easy to...

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